From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
McGarvey considers the Apostle John's vision of Christ on the island of Patmos, and particularly examines Christ's message to the church at Ephesus. What does it mean when a church has "left its first love," and how do we get it back?